Esterline Avionics Systems Promotes Two Executives
Esterline Avionics Systems has promoted two vice-presidents to new positions within the company. Mark Saturno is the new president of the Esterline Simulation Visual Systems business unit, effective October 31, 2017. Frank Timmermans is the new president of the Esterline Advanced Displays (EAD) business unit, effective October 1, 2017.
Mr. Saturno joined Esterline Avionics Systems through the acquisition of the aerospace and defense display businesses of Barco N.V. in February 2015. He served as the vice-president for worldwide sales, Simulation Visual Systems at Barco and remained in that position after the acquisition.
Prior to joining Barco in 2012, Mr. Saturno worked at Cubic Defense Applications for nine years where he held the positions of senior director, business operations and senior director, business development. Previously, Mr. Saturno worked for Science Applications International Corporation (Saudi SAI) as a director of business development, contract management, logistics and personnel. He has also worked as a management consultant with KPMG Consulting. Mark started his career with the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), where he held the rank of Captain and served as a Navigator / Electronic Warfare Officer on board an MC-130E aircraft.
Mr. Saturno holds an MBA from the University of West Florida and a BS in Finance from the University of South Carolina. He also attended several advanced leadership programs at the University of Washington, Santa Clara University, and San Diego State University.
In his new role, Mr. Saturno will continue to be based at the Esterline operation in Xenia, Ohio, and will be the executive accountable for the entire simulation business, which includes the sites in Kortrijk, Belgium, and Xenia, Ohio.
Mr. Timmermans joined Esterline Avionics Systems through the acquisition of the aerospace and defense display businesses of Barco N.V. in February 2015, after which he was appointed vice-president and general manager of both the Esterline Simulation Visual Systems (SVS) business and the Esterline site in Kortrijk, Belgium.
Mr. Timmermans succeeds Mr. Dave Scott who retired after 40 years with Barco/Esterline.
Previously, Mr. Timmermans held various positions at Barco in divisional and operations management as well as sales, strategic marketing and product management for the Air Traffic Control, Defense & Security, Surveillance as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality and Simulation markets. Before joining Barco, he spent three years with ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) in business development and business unit management.
Mr. Timmermans holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering, Management Information Systems, and earned an MBA in International Marketing and International Management. He has a management degree from the Vlerick School for Management and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business